Goats are tamable mobs that eat items.

Spawning Edit

Natural generation Edit

Goats spawn on grass blocks at light levels of 9 or more with at least 2 block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation, which includes males, females and kids.


Goats come in six different colors: white, grey, brown, white with grey spots, grey-brown, and white with brown spots.

Drops Edit

Goats drop 0–2 leather upon death. They drop 1–3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior Edit

Male Goat Milked

A male goat lowering its head after attempting to milk it.

Male goats are neutral, and female goats and kids are passive. If a male is provoked, or if you attempt to milk it with an empty bucket, it will attack you and send you back with a minuscule knockback effect, as though the goat is ramming the player with its horns. Unlike other neutral mobs, which usually remain hostile after being hit, male goats will usually attack a few times, stop attacking and then turn neutral again. Female goats can be milked by using an empty bucket. Goats can be heard bleating occasionally, with females and kids emitting different bleats.

Goats are attracted to item entities floating on the ground, and will eat any item nearby, including diamonds, though they don't eat experience orbs. It's recommended to keep your valuables in a chest to keep them safe from goats.

A goat will follow you if you have any edible item in hand.

Fighting Edit

Male goats will fight between themselves, but they don't take damage from doing so. This is characterized by the goats lowering their heads, stamping their feet, and raising their tails. They will then charge at one another and knock each other back. When a goat gets knocked back by another goat, it is possible for one to get knocked over a fence, so a higher wall or separation of males would be suggested for containment.

Taming Edit

A goat can be tamed by feeding it any edible food item, including rotten flesh and spider eyes (without getting the risk of food poisoning) and both types of golden apples. When the naming screen appears, the goat has been tamed. To change a goat's name, right-click on it with a book, name tag or medallion. To heal a hurt goat, feed it with any edible item. Goats can also be leashed, but the goat may eat the lead if it breaks.

Tamed goats will not attack the player if provoked, but males will if you attempt to milk them.

Even though there are male and female goats, they cannot be bred.

 History Edit


v8.0.0 DEVa Edit

- Decreased frequency of goat bleats.

v5.2.0 DEV Edit

- Fixed bug with invisible ropes on goats.

v3.2.0 Edit

- Goats are no longer tamed by food they find, you have to give them food by right clicking on them so they become tame.

- Goat size changed so they fit through doors.

v3.1.0 Edit

- Added goats.

Trivia Edit

  • As goats eat any item on the ground, they can be useful if you have lots of unneeded items.
  • Since female goats can be milked and they can be stored inside a pet amulet, this can make goats act as a portable milk source.

Gallery Edit